Do you know what Windows Security Master is?
Windows Security Master is one of those rogue applications that seek to earn money. Its main method is to convince computer users that their computers are infected and they have to use a security tool to make things better. This tool is, of course, Windows Security Master whose license costs about $99. However, we do not recommend trusting this rogue application because it will not do anything beneficial for you because it only seeks to scare you. The best solution is to erase Windows Security Master entirely from your system. However, it is not so easy, which is why we recommend that you use the instructions that we have provided for you below.
Once Windows Security Master gets on the system, it will not allow you to access your desktop and you will not be able to use any of your legitimate applications and open important files unless you remove it from your PC. What is more, you will definitely notice a strange program that looks like a decent Windows XP application. It will perform a scan and then provide you with a list of infections that supposedly reside in your system. You should not believe these results because it is just a fake application that seeks to convince you to buy the license. For this matter, it even displays various pop-ups and other fake alerts. Thus, if you notice a similar warning on your screen (see an example below), there is no doubt that you have encountered Windows Security Master.
Windows Security Master screenshot
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C:\program files (x86)\internet explorer\explorer.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
If you have already paid money in order to upgrade Windows Security Master, you should know that cyber criminals might know your credit card details and you might even lose all your money. It is because you have entered such important details as CVV, name, surname, address, etc. during the payment and now all of them might be used for unfair purposes. Do you want to prevent similar rogue applications from getting on your PC? You just have to acquire a reliable malware remover and avoid visiting unreliable websites and even stop clicking on various ads, especially those which claim that your system is infected.
Do you want to use your system freely again? Just follow the instructions that we have provided below and you will be able to download a reliable malware remover. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to erase Windows Security Master manually because it blocks Windows Explorer, Registry Editor and other essential tools. In addition, you can enter one of those activation keys that you will find below and all the annoying symptoms will be disabled. However, you should still remove the program itself.
How to remove Windows Security Master
- Reboot your computer.
- Start tapping F8 when BIOS window loads.
- Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt using arrow keys.
- Press Enter.
- Enter cd.. alongside C:\Windows\system32 and tap Enter.
- Type explorer.exe and tap Enter once again.
- Open the Start menu and then enter %appdata% in Search/RUN. Press Enter.
- Delete svc-[random file name].exe file and then restart your system normally.
- Type in regedit into the search box and press Enter (launch RUN if you are using Windows XP and then type in regedit).
- Follow this path HKEY_CURRECT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon.
- Right-click on Shell and then click Modify.
- Type in %WinDir%\Explorer.exe as Value and then click OK.
- Go to http://www.spyware-techie.com/download-sph .
- Download SpyHunter, install the malware remover and scan your system.
In non-techie terms:
You should not trust any rogue applications because their main purpose is to extort as much money from you as possible. In order to do this, it will try to make you believe that your system is infected with malicious software. Various pop-ups and other fake warnings will be displayed for you. However, we do not recommend buying the license. Firstly, there are more reliable applications out there; secondly, your credit card details will be revealed to cyber criminals.